Trumpeter Byron Stripling’s influences, besides gospel and classical, include jazz trumpet greats Miles Davis, Clark Terry (who got Byron his first job with Lionel Hampton), and Louis Armstrong. This Saturday, June 6th at 8pm he joins the Buffalo Philharmonic Pops and vocalist Marva Hicks for a program called “Ella, Louis, and All That Jazz.”  In this wide ranging conversation with WNED, Byron has some good advice for young musicians.

 10 time Grammy winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is coming to Kleinhans Music Hall this Friday, May 29th at 7pm as the Clarence High School bands celebrate their 50th anniversary. Sandoval will be playing the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto, among other selections. In this conversation with Clarence High music director Lou Vitello and WNED, Sandoval gives some surprising advice for young musicians

 In celebration of their special 50th anniversary concert this Friday, May 29th at 7pm at Kleinhans Music Hall, each of the three Clarence High School bands has commissioned a work composed by well-known composers including David Maslanka, Robert Jager, and Thomas Duffy, who joined Arturo Sandoval for a conversation about the future of music. 


Young violinist Tim Fain brings his 1717 violin (on loan to him from Buffalo’s Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago) to Kleinhans Music Hall. He’ll  play the “Serenade” by Bernstein with the BPO as JoAnn Falletta conducts, both Friday morning at 10:30am and Saturday night at 8:00pm.  Tim spoke with WNED about his evolving relationship with his violin. 

 "Reflections on a Dance" describes the music on the final Buffalo Brass Choir concerts of this season, Saturday, May 23 at 7:30pm at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 South Buffalo Street in OP and Sunday, May 24 at 3:00pm at Blessed Trinity RC Church, 317 Leroy Avenue. Trumpeter and Artistic Director Nick DelBello spoke with WNED about getting that unique brass sound.